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White to colorless, Pale yellow, Pale Green, Grayish-green
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy, Greasy, Dull
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named by Kurt Walenta and Pete J. Dunn in 1987 in allusion to its composition, being the ARSENate analogue of Goyazite.
The strontium analogue of philipsbornite and arsenocrandallite, and the arsenate analogue of goyazite.

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Classification of ArsenogoyaziteHide


B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
L : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1

7 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
4 : Arsenates of Group III metals (Al, rare earths)

Physical Properties of ArsenogoyaziteHide

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy, Greasy, Dull
Transparent, Translucent
White to colorless, Pale yellow, Pale Green, Grayish-green
None Observed
Probably perfect {0001} as in other members of the group
3.355 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.33 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ArsenogoyaziteHide

Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.643 nβ = 1.643 nω = 1.698 nε = 1.688
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Optical Extinction:
Parallel. It is not certain that the higher refractive indices were measured on true arsenogoyazite.

Chemical Properties of ArsenogoyaziteHide


Crystallography of ArsenogoyaziteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.10 Å, c = 17.16 Å
a:c = 1 : 2.417
Unit Cell V:
749.14 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Rhombohedral to platy

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
5.84 (70)
3.56 (80)
3.03 (100)
2.31 (40)
2.27 (40)
1.933 (50)
1.777 (40)

Type Occurrence of ArsenogoyaziteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Aggregates and crusts of pale green to white minute rhombohedral crystals
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Oxidized veins of a hydrothermal polymetallic deposit.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of ArsenogoyaziteHide

Other Language Names for ArsenogoyaziteHide

Relationship of Arsenogoyazite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
DussertiteBaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTrig.
SegnititePbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Conichalcite4 photos of Arsenogoyazite associated with Conichalcite on
Arseniosiderite3 photos of Arsenogoyazite associated with Arseniosiderite on
Olivenite3 photos of Arsenogoyazite associated with Olivenite on
Cuprian Adamite2 photos of Arsenogoyazite associated with Cuprian Adamite on
Azurite2 photos of Arsenogoyazite associated with Azurite on
Yukonite2 photos of Arsenogoyazite associated with Yukonite on
Barahonaite-(Fe)2 photos of Arsenogoyazite associated with Barahonaite-(Fe) on
Zálesíite1 photo of Arsenogoyazite associated with Zálesíite on
Adamite1 photo of Arsenogoyazite associated with Adamite on
Natropharmacosiderite1 photo of Arsenogoyazite associated with Natropharmacosiderite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BL.05BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
8.BL.10BenauiteSrFe3+3(HPO4,PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10DussertiteBaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Mon. m : Bm
8.BL.10GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTrig.
8.BL.10PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10SegnititePbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10SpringcreekiteBaV3+3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13ZaïriteBiFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Florencite-(Sm)SmAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.25PattersonitePbFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 3m (3 2/m) · H2OTrig.,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.4.1MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
20.4.2BulachiteAl2(AsO4)(OH)3 · 3H2OOrth.
20.4.3PharmacoalumiteKAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6.5H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
20.4.4LuetheiteCu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
20.4.6ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
20.4.7Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
20.4.8Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
20.4.12Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
20.4.13Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
20.4.14Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m
20.4.15GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
20.4.16Retzian-(Ce)Mn2+2Ce(AsO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban
20.4.17Retzian-(La)(Mn2+,Mg)2(La,Ce,Nd)(AsO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban
20.4.18Retzian-(Nd)Mn2+2(Nd,Ce,La)(AsO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban

Fluorescence of ArsenogoyaziteHide

Not fluorescent in UV

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for ArsenogoyaziteHide

Reference List:
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Walenta, K., Dunn, P.J. (1984) Arsenogoyazit, ein neues Mineral der Crandallitgruppe aus dem Schwarzwald. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 64: 11-19. [in German]
Hawthorne, F.C., Dunn, P.J., Grice, J.D., Puziewicz, J., Shigley, J.E. (1986) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 71: 845-846.
Jambor, J.L. (1999) Nomenclature of the alunite supergroup. The Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1323-1341.

Internet Links for ArsenogoyaziteHide

Localities for ArsenogoyaziteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Tyrol
    • East Tyrol
      • Kals valley
        • Ködnitz valley
Bernhard, F. & Schachinger, T. (2010): 1636) Arsenogoyazit aus dem Ködnitztal bei Kals am Großglockner, Osttirol. Pp. 223-224 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
        • Grand Halleux
Loeber, A. (2005). "La carrière de Hourt, Grand Halleux, Province de Luxembourg, Belgique." Magazine du 4M, 26(255), 5-7; Dehove, J. and Hubert, F. (2006). "Nouvelles découvertes à Hourt." Magazine du 4M, 27(263), 9-11.
        • Salmchâteau
BLONDIEAU M., PUCCIO S., COMPERE P., HATERT F. (2017) - Données nouvelles sur quelques espèces minérales de Vielsalm et de Salmchâteau. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, Vol. 86, p. 1 - 48
Rubo Zhang, Nianzhen Yang, Shuangting Yi, and Chongliang Du (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(4), 313-316
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Liberec Region
Scharm, B.: Přehled minerálů nalezených v oblasti uranových koncentrací v severočeské křídě. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 169-172.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Brioude
        • Vieille-Brioude
P.G. Pélisson : "Etude Minéralogique et Métallogénique du District Filonien Polytype de Paulhaguet (Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français)", Doctorate Thesis, Orléans, France, 1989
    • Rhône
Germany (TL)
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Schweiz.Min.Petr.Mitt.(1984) 64, 11-19; Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); KOLITSCH, U. (1997): Uranosphärit und weitere neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara im Schwarzwald. - Mineralien-Welt 8 (3), 18-26.
  • Thuringia
    • Harz
      • Nordhausen
        • Ilfeld
J. Gröbner, U. Kolitsch and J. Wesiger (2011): New finds of vanadate and rare-earth minerals from the manganese mine Ilfeld, Harz. Mineralien-Welt 22 (1), 41-49. (in German)
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
GRÖBNER, J. (2001): Roter Skorodit und weitere ungewöhnliche Arsenate: Die Mineralien des Abbaus 132 der Grube Christiana, Lavrion/Griechenland. Lapis, 26 (11), 13-21.
Schneider V. (2001) Arsenogoyazite, une nouvelle occurrence au Laurion, Grèce. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 72, p 3. [exact locality on Mindat given by V. Schneider himself]
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Keller, P. & Innes, J. (1986) "Neue Minerale von Tsumeb." Lapis, 11 (9), 28-32; Bezing, L. von., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2016) Namibia Minerals and Localities II. Edition Krüger-Stiftung, Bode Verlag GmbH, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 37 pg
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Tíjola
C. MENOR-SALVÁN (2012) Arsenogoyazita e Iltisita de la mina “Las Cocotas”, Tijola, Almería, (España). Acopios, 3: 1-5.
  • Murcia
    • Mazarrón
      • Pastrana
- Sainz de Baranda, B.,González de Tánago, J. y Viñals, J. (2003). Secondary minerals of the Mazarrón-Águilas mining distric. Murcia province, Spain. The Mineralógical Record, 34, 315-334.
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Albula Valley
      • Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass)
        • Tinizong (Tinzen)
[MinRec 32:211]; Uwe Kolitsch (unpublished crystal-structure refinement, confirmed by SEM-EDS analyses); Roth, P. & Meisser, N. (2013): Die seltenen Mineralien der Bündner Manganvorkommen. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 8-21 (in German and French).
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Erth - Gwithian Area
        • Gwinear-Gwithian
          • Gwinear
            • Reawla
Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
      • St Just District
        • St Just
          • Botallack
            • Botallack Mine sett
UKJMM 26:27-28
  • New Mexico
    • Hidalgo Co.
      • Peloncillo Mts
        • San Simon District
          • Granite Gap
R&M 77:5 p298-305
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
          • Mammoth
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